For some, summer is the favorite time of year. Hot days spent at the beach, or in a swimming pool. Balmy evenings partying on the patio. Playing in the garden. Vacations. Relaxation. For me, autumn is my favorite time of year. It's a time for slowing down.
This summer flew by. I wanted to stop and enjoy it, but work kept me way too busy. You would think being in theatre it would be the opposite, but alas, I had a lot of planning and training to do before the new season begins (next week).
Now I can take a break and finish those projects I've been picking away at, like the final edits of my novel, and getting some R&R.
Of the many things I love most about autumn, being outdoors is my favorite. Taking a hike in Yellow Springs, or camping in West Virginia, both have a way of soothing my soul. The daytime can still be warm, but the evenings are cool enough for a sweatshirt and hot apple cider.
Okay, I'm pushing it a bit here. Labor day weekend is coming up to signal the unofficial end of summer, but those chilly nights are still several weeks away. I'll have a little more humidity to endure first. I can manage it because I know what's coming.
Apple cider. Walks in the woods. Football. Crunching leaves beneath my feet. Lots of photography. Sweaters.
I think I'm already there.